If you are a student or parent, you can now access your IRS tax return information using the 2016-2017 IRS Data Retrieval Tool and have the option to automatically transfer the required tax data onto the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. This is an easy and secure way to complete the required tax information on your FAFSA.
If you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, we highly recommend using the tool for several reasons:
If you or your parents meet the following criteria, you’ll be given the option to retrieve, display and transfer your federal tax information:
If any of the following conditions apply to you or your parents, you should not use this tool:
If you cannot or do not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to provide tax information and your college requests a copy of your tax return or your parents’ tax return, you may be required to obtain an official tax transcript from the IRS. To order tax transcripts, go to Order a Return or Account Transcript at www.IRS.gov or call the Transcript toll-free line at 800.908.9946.
Please Note: If you or your parents have a balance due on your 2015 tax return, it is not recommended that you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool before July 14, 2016. MCC's financial aid office will accept a 2015 tax transcript for income verification.